Cutimed® Sorbact® Hydroactive

is a non-adhesive absorbent gel dressing with bacteria binding action. Cutimed Sorbact Hydroactive consists of a highly absorbent hydropolymer matrix with a Sorbact mesh (Sorbact acetate fabric coated with dialkylcarbamoylchloride – DACC™) and is covered by a semipermeable polyurethane film.

  • Treats and helps to prevent wound infection
  • Safe removal of bacteria, fungi and endotoxins 
  • Effective against most common resistant pathogens

Intended Purpose

Cutimed Sorbact Hydroactive is indicated for contaminated, colonised or infected exuding wounds, such as chronic wounds (venous and arterial ulcers, diabetic ulcers, and pressure ulcers), postoperative dehisced wounds and traumatic wounds.

Wear time: Should the clinical condition allow, the dressing can be left in place for up to 4 days.

Product benefits

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Treats and helps to prevent wound infection

Sorbact Technology dressings reduce bioburden and support effective wound healing, with low risk of allergies1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.
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Safe removal of bacteria, fungi and endotoxins

Sorbact Technology dressings irreversibly bind and remove bacteria, without the release of active agents to the wound5. Development of bacterial or fungal resistance is not expected. 
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Effective against most common resistant pathogens

In vitro tests show that Sorbact Technology dressings are able to inhibit the growth of the Top 5 World Health Organization (WHO) pathogens7.
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Maintains a moist wound healing environment

Helps to maintain a moist wound environment and supports moist wound healing. 
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Supports autolytic debridement

Autolytic debridement faciliates the wound healing process. 

Product facts




Low to moderate

Secondary fixation needed

How to use

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1. Clean the wound as usual.
2. Select an appropriate dressing according to wound size. For best results, make sure Cutimed Sorbact Hydroactive overlaps the wound margins by at least 2 cm.
3. Remove the protective film and apply the green plain (unprinted) side of the dressing to the wound.
4. If required, use a bandage for fixation. Cutimed Sorbact Hydroactive is compatible with gauze bandages, elastic gauze bandages, transparent film dressing and tapes for border fixation.
5. Cutimed Sorbact Hydroactive should be changed as often as dictated by the wound condition. As with all absorbent dressings, monitoring is required to ensure the dressing does not dry out and adhere to the wound. The dressing should be changed when it becomes cloudy or opaque from fluid absorption.
6. In wounds that show signs of clinical infection, a more frequent wound inspection is advised. In these cases, an appropriate systemic treatment should be considered.

For detailed product information, including indications for use, contraindications, precautions and warnings, please consult the product’s Instructions for Use (IFU).

Product specifications

Essity Product Code
Pack Quantity
PIP Code
Cutimed® Sorbact® Hydroactive 7264603 7 cm x 8.5 cm 10 1 ELY347 362-9961
Cutimed® Sorbact® Hydroactive 7264604 14 cm x 14 cm 10 1 ELY348 362-9979
Cutimed® Sorbact® Hydroactive 7264605 19 cm x 19 cm 10 1 ELY349 362-9987
Cutimed® Sorbact® Hydroactive 7264607 14 cm x 24 cm 10 1 ELY351 363-0001

Medical References

1 Bua N et al. Dialkylcarbamoyl Chloride Dressings in the Prevention of Surgical Site Infections after Nonimplant Vascular Surgery. Ann Vasc Surg. 2017;44:387-392.
2 Stanirowski P et al. Randomized controlled trial evaluating dialkylcarbamoyl chloride impregnated dressings for the prevention of surgical site infections in adult women undergoing cesarean section. Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2016;17:427-435.
3 Kammerlander G et al. An investigation of Cutimed Sorbact as an antimicrobial alternative in wound management. Wounds UK. 2008;4:10-18.
4 Mosti G et al. Comparative study of two antimicrobial dressings in infected leg ulcers: a pilot study. J Wound Care. 2015;24:121-122, 124-127.
5 Husmark J et al. Antimicrobial effects of bacterial binding to a dialkylcarbamoyl chloride-coated wound dressing: an in vitro study. J Wound Care. 2022;31:560-570.
6 Gentili V et al. Panbacterial real-time PCR to evaluate bacterial burden in chronic wounds treated with Cutimed Sorbact. Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 2012;31:1523-1529.
7 Husmark J et al. Antimicrobial effect of a DACC-coated bacteria-binding wound dressing against WHO pathogens. EWMA. November 18-19, 2020, virtual conference (EP006).

Clinical Evidence

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Instruction for use

Please make sure to always follow the instructions for use, including the safety information provided with the product. Not at hand? Find the needed safety information in this database!

Cutimed IFUs